The Fallen Angels Club and The Arches present
Sat 18 May 2013 | 7.30pm-10.15pm | £15 adv
7.30pm Doors open
8.45pm-10.15pm The Handsome Family
Husband-and-wife Americana duo The Handsome Family come to the Arches in May 2013.
Incomparable duo The Handsome Family, aka Brett and Rennie Sparks, return to Glasgow a year and a day after last playing the city. With a new album due for release in 2013, the pair will be teasing and pleasing in their inimitable style with both old favourites and fresh songs, effortlessly wooing audiences like not many others could with songs about magnets, drawbridges, shipwrecks, crocodiles, wildebeests, glow worms and much more…
Support comes from the quirky, all-female Dutch trio Snowapple.
“Grim fairytales in a rock and blues pot with audience grinning unavoidable… Beguiling entertainment. Deadpan is dead good.”
Mike Ritchie, americana-uk.com
Please enter through Argyle Street
Unreserved seating will be available
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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